What Is Permaculture?

Permaculture Basics

what-01Permaculture is a system of gardening and farming that combines plants, animals, buildings, water, landscapes, eco-systems and people in a way that produces more energy than it uses, recycles all waste and nutrients, and imitates nature as much as possible to grow fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Permaculture also includes fish farming, bee keeping, worm farming, composting, and mushroom production.

Permaculture design systems are a cost- effective and easy way to achieve community self-reliance, as well as improved nutrition and health.

Permaculture is a low-input, high-output design system.

Permaculture Benefits

  • Increased yields
  • Improved soil
  • Water preservation
  • Money savings
  • Energy savings
  • Mitigation of climate change
  • Enhanced biodiversity
  • Improved resiliency to weather variation
  • Increased food nutrient density
  • Reduced toxic load
  • Higher market prices
  • Permaculture Empowerment
  • Promotes household food security and allows people to take control of food production for their families, local communities, and for the broader market.
  • Provides nutritious, organically grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs that is not currently available to disadvantaged groups.
  • Facilitates community pride and gives communities a sense of control and a capability to take positive action.
  • Affirms traditional eating habits, knowledge of indigenous plants, and traditional seed saving.
  • Creates and incorporates permaculture farming principles that are inexpensive and achievable with local resources.
  • Creates micro-business and community co-operatives for income generation.
  • The Future Seed's approach is based on internationally recognized ethics of sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices.